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Monday, December 21, 2009

Kids dancing to the new "Just Dance" Wii Game!

This game is such a riot!
We had so much fun dancing to it!
Check out the boy's! .......Sorry about the camera drop!

This game, can be used with a camera that sits on your TV, and it rates your dance moves ( who is dancing closest to the game)
Kinda like karaoke but with dancing!
It is SO SCARY how this game can tell the difference between the 2 dancers!

video

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas decorating....or not




















You get the 20 boxes of Christmas decorations out, and look at them sitting in your living room for 4 days.

Add 4 little excited kids asking to help you decorate,

hey, stop running, don't touch those, sit on the couch please....

You rub your head wondering what you were thinking...

Glance over at the chair in the corner, spy your lovely kitty Link....

He has the right idea.....

Come on kids, back downstairs to play....

Guess for now I will continue looking at the boxes in my living room.....

If life after death is real...I want to come back as my cat link =}

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I made some Christmas cookies....yum!!


Well,

last night I tried out a new Sugar cookie recipe, and all I can say is YUM!!!!

I did give in and eat one! =}


The cookies were nice and soft, but be sure to take them out BEFORE they brown on the edges, if you are going for soft, otherwise they are still great, just crisp!

The frosting came out GREAT!

You will find both recipes below!

Merry Christmas all!

Enjoy!
~Smiles~
Cathy



Soft Christmas Cookies


By: Georgie Bowers





Prep Time:20 Min
Cook Time:8 Min
Ready In:3 Hrs

Original Recipe Yield 4 dozen

Ingredients
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 97 Total Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 9mg








The Best Icing EVER!!





Sugar Cookie Icing...By: JBS BOX





Prep Time:15 Min
Ready In:15 Min

Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen cookies' worth

Ingredients
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
assorted food coloring



Directions



In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Win a HP TouchSmart 600

Blog Candy!!! From Totally together!!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

HP TouchSmart 600


I've got a super cool computer I'm giving away, courtesy of HP and BlogHer. You can read all about it and enter for a chance to win over at Totally Together Reviews. The contest will run until 12/24/09, 5pm pacific.

Monday, December 7, 2009

HCG Diet

Hey all,
Well I have been embarking on the HCG diet plan for the last 5 weeks and I am PROUD to say I am down 17 lbs!! I am going to share my journey with you all... =]
For those of you (like me) who have never heard of this diet before, (and trust me I have struggled with my weight all my life) here is the basic info...and as god is my witness folks... you are NOT HUNGRY on this plan!


What is the hCG Diet?
hCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. Research suggests a small, daily hCG injection (approx. 125 IU to 200 IU) results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a VLCD (very low calorie diet of apprx 500 calories). We recommend you read Kevin Trudeau's book, "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About" which contains vital information on using hCG injections for weight loss.


Sample of what you eat!

Breakfast:
Tea or coffee in any quantity without sugar. Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed in 24 hours. Saccharin or Stevia may be used.
Lunch:
1. 100 grams of veal, beef, chicken breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab, or shrimp. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking, and the meat must be weighed raw. It must be boiled or grilled without additional fat. Salmon, eel, tuna, herring, dried or pickled fish are not allowed. The chicken breast must be removed from the bird.
2. One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage.
3. One breadstick (grissino) or one Melba toast.
4. An apple, orange, or a handful of strawberries or one-half grapefruit.
Dinner :
The same four choices as lunch (above.)


Drinks and Seasonings
The juice of one lemon daily is allowed for all purposes.
Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, majoram, etc., may be used for seasoning, but no oil, butter or dressing.
Tea, coffee, plain water, or mineral water (2 liters of water per day is recommended) are the only drinks allowed, but they may be taken in any quantity and at all times.
The fruit or the breadstick may be eaten between meals instead of with lunch or dinner, but not more than than four items listed for lunch and dinner may be eaten at one meal.
No medicines or cosmetics other than lipstick, eyebrow pencil and powder may he used without special permission.

Portions and specially prepared unsweetened, low calorie foods
"In many countries specially prepared unsweetened and low Calorie foods are freely available, and some of these can be tentatively used... the total daily intake must not exceed 500 Calories if the best possible results are to be obtained, that the daily ration should contain 200 grams of fat-free protein and a very small amount of starch." From Dr Simeon's "Pounds and Inches." The manuscript can be found here.

Important Highlights:
The 500 calorie limit must always be maintained.
2 small apples are not an acceptable exchange for “1 apple.”
Very occasionally we allow egg - boiled, poached or raw - to patients who develop an aversion to meat, but in this case they must add the white of three eggs to the one they eat whole.
Cottage cheese made from skimmed milk is available 100 grams may occasionally be used instead of the meat

Friday, December 4, 2009

HOLY Doughnuts




GREAT TASTING DOUGHUTS WITHOUT THE FAT AND CALORIES!!


Sign me up! I am trying these babies!!!


Did you know the average donut has 15-20 grams of fat and as much as 480 calories?
Our patented cooking process avoids deep frying, creating a light, fluffy donut with as little as 3-4 grams of fat and 150-250 calories. You'd actually have to eat 4 of our full-sized, delicious donuts to get the amount of fat in just one traditional donut. What's more amazing is that we do not use any artificial sweeteners or fat substitutes to make our great tasting donuts. Unlike other "lite" or low fat foods, nothing about these donuts tastes low fat.
Our donuts are hand-made, flash frozen and delivered via express mail to arrive at your door, picture perfect and delicious! Keep in your freezer for a great low fat and low calorie treat anytime!


I will let you all know how they are! Check them out, and if you do tell the I referred you!



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ever pull cherrios out of a childs nose?


Well, another exciting day of "borrowed love"! You ever have to pull Cheerios out of a wiggling 16 month old nose? Well such is my life today, lol!

Why would they even think to push it up there?


Tools needed:

1 wiggly 16 month old ( boy or girl) but seems to be girls more often =}

1 pair of tweezers

strong forearms

loads of hugs after the "extraction"!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Win a FREE Gypsy spot


Hey everyone,

Who wouldn't want a FREE Gypsy!!

Well you too can have your chance! Head on over to http://the-gypsyspot.blogspot.com/ they are giving away a NIB Gypsy!!! Not to mention all the great projects you can see over there! Hurry on over folks!


Hello everyone and Welcome


Hello everyone and WELCOME!


My name is Cathy and I am a 43 year old mom of 2, Ellie ( 17 year old HS Senior) Josh a (15 year old HS sophmore), I have been married to a wonderful man named Shawn for the last 18 years...phew... makes me sound so old.....lol.

When Shawn and I started our family back in "92", I was working in a large ( 54 kids) Child Care center. I knew that I did NOT want to bring my newborn into this environment, so we choose to have me "stay home" and start a "play care" in my home. 18 years and many days of "borrowed love " later here I still am!

I am also a Stampin up consultant and avid card maker! I will post some of our clubs latest projects here also! If you have any questions about them, PLEASE feel free to ask.


I will share some of my daily adventures with you all, and yes, please excuse my spelling and grammer......I am just horrible in these areas ;] Right Tamra!